On Saturday, July 22, we hosted a Can-Unity building event to wrap up our summer library program. The summer's theme was architecture, so we thought it was fitting to end with a community building event.
The night before, local organizations created incredible structures made entirely from cans, boxes and bags of nonperishable food items. Participating organizations gathered and donated all of the food that was used in building their structures.
During the public event on Saturday, people were invited to the library to see the structures and vote on their favorite. Votes consisted of cash or food donations. All food donations were given to the local food pantry, and monetary votes were divided between the Friends of the Library and United Way.
An Indiana library invited local organizations to build structures from non-perishable foods to collect donations for those in need.